The ministry of the University Catholic Center is the responsibility of:
The Paulist Fathers
The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle, commonly known as The Paulist Fathers, was founded by the Servant of God Fr. Isaac Hecker in 1858 in New York City. As the first religious order of priests founded in the United States by a citizen of the United States, the Paulists strive to be missionaries to the North American culture through print, movies, Sirius/XM radio and the Internet. The Paulists serve in a number of campus ministries and parishes across the country and Canada and have been given charge of a church in Rome designated as the American parish of Rome.
Through bridging the divide between today’s culture and the timeless teachings of the Jesus Christ and the Church, the Paulists have walked with students at the University since 1908.
For more information about the Paulist Fathers, contact our director, Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP.
Diocese of Austin
The Diocese of Austin is one of the fastest growing dioceses in the American church with a great number of college students. In addition to the approximate 50,000 students at the University, the Diocese of Austin also includes Texas A&M University (45,000 students), Austin Community College (44,000 credit students), Texas State University (33,000 students), Baylor University (15,000 students), St. Edward’s University (5,000 students), Concordia University (2,300 students), Southwestern University (1,300 students) and a number of small institutions.
Founded in 1947, there are 200 priests, 180 deacons, 80 brothers and 110 sisters serving 125 parishes.